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The Elite Compact greenhouse is the smallest of our freestanding greenhouses. Ideal for urban gardens, the Elite Compact features double opening front doors and generous ridge height. The built-in gutters add strength and stability to the frame and the built-in base plinth enhances ease of construction. As standard, the Elite Compact greenhouse also features a 2ft x 2ft roof vent.
An integral aluminium base plinth is included which eliminates the need for the traditional brick base and allows you to sit the greenhouse onto any solid foundation, soil or grass. We supply a wide range of greenhouse accessories for the Elite Compact, including rainwater kits, additional vents, automatic vents, louvre windows and automatic louvre openers and bespoke staging.
Vents fitted as standard:
4ft 5in - 1 roof vent
6ft 5in - 1 roof vent
8ft 5in - 1 roof vent
10ft 5in - 2 roof vents
12ft 6in - 2 roof vents
14ft 6in - 3 roof vents
16ft 6in - 3 roof vents
18ft 6in - 4 roof vents
20ft 6in - 4 roof vents
Tucked neatly into the back yard of this house, this Compact ( just installed ) will provide a fabulous growing space which perfectly matches our customer's requirements.
This building shows our optional interconnecting rainwater kit; the normal rainwater kit provides you with two downpipes but for this version we provide additional piping and joints so that the water can be directed across the back of the greenhouse to join up at one point.
Also pictured is our 110litre water barrel and barrel stand. This is a slimline barrel and is useful where space is limited. Staging, shelving, louvre and automatic vent opener are also additional cost options.
The 4ft wide Compact has double opening doors in the 4ft gable end. It is available in a selection of lengths up to 20ft. Pictured here is the smallest model which is 4ft x 4ft.
This greenhouse is pictured before the building was amended in 2010. Previously there was a 5" base plinth which has now been replaced by a walk-through, low level threshold. The door is glazed in three panels now, rather than the two shown. These changes make the new Compact a much more user-friendly design.
The building is shown here in brown finish; it's also available in a choice of other colours as well as the basic mill finish.
Walk into most other suppliers' greenhouses and you'll have to step over a base plinth which restricts your ease of entry. This is because their bases are sold as an extra item for your greenhouse frame to sit on top of.
Not so with our Elite freestanding greenhouses where an integral 4inch high base plinth is provided as part of the kit. This is suitable to install on any firm, level area. In the doorway, however, we use a threshold plate at ground level so that the doors are taller and you can walk in without restriction. This is a far better design feature than most other suppliers.
Shown here on a single door Elite greenhouse, the principle is just the same with our double door models.
Sturdy adjustable height top shelving to run the length of the greenhouse or across the rear gable end. This is constructed in easy to maintain powder coated aluminium and will last a lifetime. Available as an additional cost item.
Shown here in green but also available in a choice of other colours
3 slat, 11in wide shelving or staging in mill finish. Sturdy adjustable height staging or top shelving to run the length of the greenhouse or across the rear gable end. This is constructed in easy to maintain aluminium and will last a lifetime. Available as an additional cost item
Sturdy, 3 slat deep, adjustable height top shelving to run the length of the greenhouse or across the rear gable end. This is constructed in easy to maintain powder coated aluminium and will last a lifetime. Available as an additional cost item.
Shown here in terracotta but also available in a choice of other colours.
Delivery to mainland England and Wales is included in all of our Elite greenhouse prices. It's also included in selected areas of Scotland but you need to check with our staff as we occasionally have to make extra arrangements for areas above the central belt which may cost a little extra. On delivery the greenhouse and staging are contained in the larger cardboard boxes, the accessory items are grouped together and the glass needs a clear length of wall to lean against, preferably in a garage or outbuilding. In this instance a fairly small greenhouse delivery is safely stacked against a sheltered garden wall. Nothing in the boxes will take any harm if it gets wet during storage, after all, the greenhouse is intended to stand outside in all weather. You will be advised of the delivery date so you can ensure that the delivery driver can gain access to unload the boxes and glass.
Should you choose to install your greenhouse yourself this is what you will find when you unpack the boxes ! The components here are from our smallest greenhouse ( 4ft x 4ft ) but the principle is the same with all sizes. Aluminium components are carefully wrapped and labelled to tell you which section they belong to. All you need to do is follow the instructions on preparing them and assembling them which are also provided. ( Orange booklet in this picture ). All clips, nuts and bolts and rubber glazing beads are provided in the pack too. Glass is delivered at the same time as the greenhouse and stacked where you request.
If you prefer to have your greenhouse installed then please talk to a member of our staff who will be happy to explain the various fitting options available to you.
An optional feature, this capping slots over the framework. It provides a draught excluding seal along the edges of the glass, retains the glass securely, and looks attractive and streamlined.
Pictured in olive, the capping is available in green, black, graphite, brown, terracotta, stone, berry or white too.
Instead of having your greenhouse 'glass to ground', you now have the option of adding aluminium Hybrid Panels giving a half boarded greenhouse.
These panels are incredibly strong and almost unbreakable on impact. Impacts from stones or balls will simply bounce off. They are lawnmower and strimmer friendly, plus you can hide any unsightly grow bags.
Available in green, black, graphite, brown, terracotta, white, olive, berry or stone. Compatible with bar capping.
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As with all of our aluminium greenhouses, this building will be delivered directly to you by one of our own careful drivers. We always like to ensure that your building reaches you in perfect condition, so at point of order we will always ask you to provide us with as much information regarding access to your address and base area as possible.
We will always give good notice of our expected arrival date and work carefully with our customers to try and provide a suitable time and date to suit you. If you cannot be there in person, we will endeavour to leave the greenhouse pack in a pre-designated area, we simply require you to inform us of the area and ensure that it is safe and stable enough for the glass and greenhouse pack to be left.
As our aluminium greenhouses are so popular, the delivery times can vary from season to season. Our colour powder-coated greenhouses can take slightly longer, due to the powder-coating process. For plain aluminium greenhouses, you should expect to receive your building in around 3-4 weeks from point of order and up to 6-10 weeks for certain colours. Please feel free to contact us on 0800 999 0123 to check our current delivery times.